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by njsharp
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Australia
Topic: MythTV fails to record (because of late EPG change?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2047
Australia

Re: MythTV fails to record (because of late EPG change?)

I have given up trying to understand exactly what is going on! Sometimes recordings happen perfectly. Sometimes they just disappear with no explanation. I have watched the timings on the 'record' and 'program' tables in the database. Sometimes they differ close to going to air, even though of course...
by njsharp
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Australia
Topic: MythTV fails to record (because of late EPG change?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2047
Australia

Re: MythTV fails to record (because of late EPG change?)

Thanks perkins1724, I'll try that. The link you mention seems not to contain 'record all' though.

I guess I will get offers to record from other channels too, and need to go through nixing those.
by njsharp
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Australia
Topic: MythTV fails to record (because of late EPG change?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2047
Australia

MythTV fails to record (because of late EPG change?)

OS:Ubuntu 18.04 up to date wef March 30 2019 MythTV: 29 Usually recording Australian ABC channel 20 (full HD) Sometimes when I set up a recording from the Programme Guide I then find at the time of the broadcast this failure: "This showing was not recorded because this rule does not match any showin...
by njsharp
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and mythtv 0.29
Replies: 3
Views: 1923
Australia

Re: Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and mythtv 0.29

Well, I have finally found quite a good solution for recording SDs though I haven't used it much yet. Australian ABC's SD channel 2 is 720 x 576 resolution using Mpeg2. I use mythtv's E function to discover the start and end frames for the required content, then feed those into mkvtoolnix (eg as 746...
by njsharp
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and mythtv 0.29
Replies: 3
Views: 1923
Australia

Re: Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and mythtv 0.29

Hmmm, many views but no replies. Sigh ... I was hoping I might read something from a mythtranscode guru eg I would be pleased to learn that I have not set things up properly. It seems to me that the 0.29 transcode now converts mpeg2 to mpeg4, which is nice, but the way I set it up the timings as see...
by njsharp
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and mythtv 0.29
Replies: 3
Views: 1923
Australia

Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and mythtv 0.29

I have been rusted on to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and mythtv 0.28, almost always recording Australian ABC channels 2 (SD) or 20 (HD of same content as 2). I edit the .ts SD files (MPEG2) (to remove top and tail) and transcode (new profile set up by me with tick on lossless encoding) to remove top, tail, and...
by njsharp
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Wishlist/Feature Suggestions
Topic: Transcode to handle MPEG4 properly
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Australia

Transcode to handle MPEG4 properly

Already, Australia's Station 9 offers channel 90 as 1920x1080 MPEG4. Later in 2016, Australian ABC expects to launch channel 20 as an HD copy of channel 2, the main ABC TV program which will continue as SD. 20 is expected to be MPEG4 and hopefully 1920x1080i. I would like to edit such recordings wit...
by njsharp
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transcoding full high definition
Replies: 10
Views: 3618
Australia

Re: Transcoding full high definition

I also trialled using VLC to spot the timecodes at each break point, but they are not quite as accurate as using mythtv E function. The latter allows keyframe, which is approx 1/2sec each, whereas VLC reports in seconds. We get TITANIC on 2016-09-22 so I might have a go at that using the above note ...
by njsharp
Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transcoding full high definition
Replies: 10
Views: 3618
Australia

Re: Transcoding full high definition

Well! I have just had some excellent results with Fire Down Below which was broadcast on Australian Station 9's channel 90 recently. My work was all manual, but might be of use to those with better scripting skills who would like to automate something. I first use mythtv E edit function to cut (by k...
by njsharp
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transcoding full high definition
Replies: 10
Views: 3618
Australia

Re: Transcoding full high definition

I'm guessing ABC will have to use H264 (MPEG-4). Their current sub-full-HD on channel 24 is 1280x720 MPEG-2 with A52 audio (aca AC3). So who wants better definition on a news channel? ABC's answer was that they were regulated to send their primary channel 2 out in SD and did not have enough bandwidt...
by njsharp
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transcoding full high definition
Replies: 10
Views: 3618
Australia

Re: Transcoding full high definition

Thanks Skinah for your posts. I shall have to work through them carefully; I think you are aiming to do more than I am, so I may need to be selective. Also, my main aim is to get ready for ABC's HD broadcasts due to start about mid 2016. I went just now to channel 90 to set up a recording so I could...
by njsharp
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transcoding full high definition
Replies: 10
Views: 3618
Australia

Transcoding full high definition

Hello. Hope this is the best place for this discussion. In short, I hope to be able to process MPEG-4 full HD in a similar way that I now process MPEG-2 TS. This is because Australian stations are now beginning to offer 1920x1080 using MPEG-4 compression (somewhat to the annoyance of those without a...